Dental Assistant Jobs in San Diego, CA

Aid dentist as required, especially in areas such as direct patient care, office duties, and preparing materials for treatments. Dental assistants are typically responsible for directly supporting dentists to ensure that procedures run smoothly. They manage equipment such as suction hoses to keep the patient’s mouth dry and workable during treatment, sterilize instruments, and develop X-rays/perform other lab tasks under dentist oversight. Additionally, they coordinate with clients to deliver information on effective hygiene techniques, schedule appointments, and arrange billing/payment. Because many of their tasks involve interaction with dentists and patients, they need to have strong interpersonal skills.

Depending on state regulations, dental assistants may perform coronal polishing to eliminate soft deposits, protect teeth from cavities with sealant or fluoride, and/or prepare patients for procedures by applying topical anesthetic. Some are also expected to prepare materials for temporary crowns and casts of teeth.

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Naval Medical Command - San Diego, CA
You will serve as a DENTAL ASSISTANT in the Directorate for Dental Services/Directorate for Branch Clinics, ranch Dental Clinics (BDCs)/Annexes (BDAs), at NASNI (Coronado), CA....
1 day ago
San Diego, CA
We are looking for the right person to add to our team. You must be detail oriented and caring. We are located in the La Jolla/UTC area. We have a beautiful state of the art Dental Practice with...
1 day ago
Chula Vista, CA (7 miles from San Diego, CA)
Full Job Description We are currently looking for an enthusiastic RDA or Dental Assistant....
19 hours ago
Chula Vista, CA (7 miles from San Diego, CA)
Experienced orthodontic assistant. 30 hours per week. Salary determined by experience. Must have excellent verbal skills, detail oriented and reliable. Salary, benefits and bonus package. RDA or...
1 day ago
Chula Vista, CA (7 miles from San Diego, CA)
We are looking for a pleasant team player to join our office. This is a front and back office position and we will train you for this position. This is a full time job. Bilingual is a plus. Please...
7 hours ago
Stynt - San Diego, CA
Associated topics: dental biller, bilingual, clinical, clinical assistant, dental assistant, efda, oxide, radiographer, steps, x ray...
15 hours ago
Stynt - San Diego, CA
Associated topics: assistant, dental biller, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical assistant, dental assistant, efda, oxide, radiographer, steps...
11 hours ago
La Mesa, CA (10 miles from San Diego, CA)
Our busy office is looking for a fulltime RDA with at least 2 years experience. Proficient with Dentrix and CEREC. Benefits available. Please email resume.
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Poway, CA (21 miles from San Diego, CA)
Overview As a Pediatric Dental Assistant, we recognize the difference your interactions with young patients make in their experience....
1 day ago
La Jolla, CA (10 miles from San Diego, CA)
A brand new Ortho-Pedo office looking for a Pediatric dental assistant (RDA) willing to learn Orthodontics. Must be very personable and great with kids....
19 hours ago
San Diego, CA
Oral Surgery Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
15 hours ago
Del Mar, CA (17 miles from San Diego, CA)
Torrey Hills Dental office looking for a Registered Dental Assistant or DA who has been in dentistry for at least two years....
19 hours ago
La Jolla, CA (10 miles from San Diego, CA)
Are you a highly experienced, cross-trained Registered Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator with a great attitude and excellent communication skills to provide all aspects of each patient flow including...
16 hours ago
National City, CA (6 miles from San Diego, CA)
assisting (fillings, crowns, cleanings, Alginate impressions) - sterilization *hourly rate will be dependent upon performance at working interview...
5 days ago
San Diego, CA
Orthodontic RDA/OA/DA (Rancho Penasquitos) Carmel Mountain Road near Black Mountain Road compensation: based on experience employment type: full-time internship QR Code Link to This Post Position...
5 days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your understanding of the requirements for radiation protection in dental practice...

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Improving Your Image: Dental Photography in Practice

This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in San Diego, CA

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in San Diego, CA as reported by the BLS.


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in San Diego, CA offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in San Diego, CA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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